Tilapia Fillet Recipe


This tilapia fillet recipe is very easy to make and super healthy. We all know that fish and lemons are a marriage made in Heaven. Now add oranges and grapefruit and you have an absolute winner.

Tilapia fillets are quite inexpensive and although some cooks regard it as a low quality fish, I beg to differ. I find that tilapia is a mild fish that can be used a variety of dishes. Tilapia is great for tacos, for baking, for cooking in a pan and even for making things like ceviche where it ‘cookc’ in citrus juice.

This recipe is very colorful. The only thing I would like to recommend is that you make sure to remove the white lining when you are segmenting the fruit. This lining is bitter and can ruin your dish. Other than that this is quite a self-explanatory meal.

This is what you need to do for this exquisite tilapia fillet recipe:

Serves six
6 tilapia fillets
1 lemon
1 large orange, peeled, segmented and cut in half
1 small grapefruit, peeled, segmented and cut in half
1 small red onion, finely sliced
Salt & Pepper
Olive oil

Rinse and pat dry the fish. Season it with salt and pepper.

Heat a large skillet with some olive oil. Add the fish. Squeeze 1/2 a lemon all over the fillets, making sure to remove any seeds that might fall into the pan. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until bottom is cooked and flip. Squeeze the other 1/2 lemon on the fish.

Place the onion, orange and grapefruit pieces on top of all of the fillets. Cook for an extra 5 minutes, until fish is cooked through and flaky. Serve with couscous and green salad. Enjoy!

CALORIES 136.89; FAT 3.84 grs (sat 0.83; mono 2.18; poly 0.58); PROTEIN 17.93 grs ; FIBER 2.23 grs; CARBS 9.86 grs; CHOLESTEROL 42.52 mg; IRON 0.70 mg; SODIUM 239.01 mg; CALCIUM 40.36 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

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